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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
All Locations
If you're an aspiring playwright, this is your chance to shine!  Submit an 8-15 minute full scene written in English and saved as a PDF by emailing contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org. Please number the pages of your script and include on your title page only: a cast list, your name, email, phone, school, and grade.  No musicals or children's plays will be accepted.  Your work must be your own original work, not be previously published or performed, and Dayton Metro Library reserves the right to not select a winner.  Winners in each category (Grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12) will be featured as a stage reading at the awards ceremony on December 14th.  Writers must be available for workshops and rehearsals.  Winners will be announced 11-16-19 at the StoryCon: Teen program at the Main Library.


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Teen Fiction Contest

Saturday, November 30, 2019
All Locations
Are you a teen author? Have you always wanted to be a teen author? This is your chance.  Submit your entry via email to contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org during the month of November.  Entries will be accepted in four categories: Grades 7-9  Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words), and Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words).  Winners will be awarded Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Homework Help

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room B
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Gamers' Guild

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Gamers' Guild is a proud celebration of all things tabletop. Join us for D&D and assorted board games or bring your own favorites for like-minded players to explore.


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LEGO, Games, & More

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Building something with LEGOs, explore the Snap Circuits, or play games like Giant Jenga.  The choice is yours!
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Science of Candy

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Children's Area
Discover what makes candy sour as we perform experiments on famous candies. Record your findings to determine which sweet treat will win the title of Most Fizzy.
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The Write Stuff

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
With a focus on short form to keep creativity flowing, each session offers a selection of writing prompts and a quiet space for creative writing to occur, with opportunities to share work for creative feedback if desired.  For grades 7-12.  
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Teen Art and Making: Buttons Everywhere!

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Come and create buttons, buttons, and more buttons to show support for your favorite fandom! Snacks provided, Grades 7-12
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3D Printing: Model Design

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room

Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on instruction on basic techniques so you can create awesome models.

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Homework Help

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room B
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Time Warp: Movie Night

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us as we watch movies that represent the different decades!
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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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Tween Game Time

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Electra C Doren
Conference Room
Come to the library for video game time. We have a PS4 and lots of great games for you and your friends to play. Ages 9-12. 
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Breakout Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Participants will have 45 minutes to use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve a series of puzzles to open locked boxes in the room.  Can you get all of them open before time runs out?  This month will feature the book series Goosebumps by R.L. Stine.  Reading books in the series is not required... but it could help.  All supplies will be provided.
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Homework Help

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Huber Heights
Children's Area
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Teen Apple Carving: Shrunken Heads

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Make shrunken heads out of peeled, carved, and dried apples in this creepy fall craft program for teens. The longer you keep your apple, the scarier it will look. For grades 7-12.
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Tween Tuesday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks provided. For ages 8-12.
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Tween: T-Shirt and Pillowcase decorating

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Bring a pre-washed, WHITE T-shirt or pillowcase to decorate. Draw your own design or trace one of ours.
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Book of Monsters DIY

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
The wizarding world’s version is a vicious sentient book used in Care of Magical Creatures. Your crafty version of the Book of Monster’s will likely be less ferocious but still the perfect addition to your collection of books. Make it your own with all supplies provided. 

Ages 10-18 welcome for this Harry Potter fandom event.
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Tween Game Night

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room A
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. (Kids ages 8-12)  This program is limited to 10 participants.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Homework Help

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room B
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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After School Meet Up

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, discuss fandoms, make crafts, and get homework help from your peers.  Snacks provided. For Grades 7 - 12.
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